Coach Sam’s guest in this week’s episode of Parables from the Pit is Thomas Mifsud. They engage in a riveting conversation on the topics of children, relationships, and how one’s life can drastically change once they start telling the fucking truth and listening to the Voice.
Parable #1: It’s All a Lie
- Leading up to his first experience with Warrior, Thomas had been watching the Warrior videos for eighteen months. The messages of the videos resonated with him on a deep level, almost as if they were screaming out to him, and he felt compelled to pick up his phone and make the call.
- At WarriorX after his life was cracked open and exposed, he had the realization that he was living a false realty, a lie; that his life consisted of bullshit stories that he had made up. From the outside looking in, his life seemed awesome, like he had it all. But in all actuality, he was dying on the inside.
Where in your life are you living a lie and pretending all is well? How is that working for you?
Parable #2: Separated by Chaos and Noise
- As a father, Thomas was experiencing a huge disconnect with his eldest daughter who, at the age of 14, was starting to pull away from him. She was surrounded by an army of people who were filling her head with stories about him, causing her to withdraw and put up walls.
- Thomas discovered a greater version of himself at Warrior X where he began to rewrite the operating system of his life. He decided to take a stand of no longer tolerating or accepting what had been taking place in his relationship with his daughter. At long last, his own voice became louder than the fucking noise and chaos that had been surrounding them.
Where in your life are you tolerating and accepting lies?
Parable #3: Throw Yourself Under the Bus
- In order for Thomas to become someone his daughter wanted to have in her life, he had to accept the truth that if his daughter didn’t know him, how could he expect her to trust and confide in him or have a deep relationship with him?
- This led to a conversation with her where they connected from a place of truth and power. He shared stories of struggle, pain and joy; stories of alcoholism and drug use. This sharing of truth strengthened their bond, empowered his daughter, and created new levels of love and trust in their relationship.
What relationship would benefit from you sharing your stories of struggle and pain?
Parable #4: True Love
- The concept of a loving, connected relationship with a female was foreign to Thomas. He didn’t have the time nor the energy for anything serious and was concerned about how a relationship would affect his three children.
- His experiences with Warrior opened Thomas up to feelings of true love, not the version the world teaches. He is currently engaged to the woman of his dreams and for the first time he knows what it’s like to have a woman in his life whom he can truly love and trust.
What relationship in your life would benefit from a deeper connection of love and trust?
Parable #5: Connecting to the Voice
- Thomas: The first time I was able to connect with my inner Voice was on the mountain during WarriorX. Now, it’s with me everyday. From the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep, the Voice is what guides my life. When I feel there is a download coming, it doesn’t matter where I am, I’ll pause, stop and listen.
- Coach Sam: For 25 years I had a story that robbed power from me and connection with God. I was told that if you are not physically clean you should not pray or connect with God because it’s disrespectful. I woke up one day, changed that story, and now anytime I want to connect with God, I do. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing, I no longer allow a story or a man to come between me and my conversations with God.
What stories were you taught as a child that have placed limitations on your connection and communication with God?
Parable from the Pit:
“There’s a Voice in our heart that is able to override any fuckin logic. There’s a Voice in our heart that gives us so much confidence, certainty and peace. There’s a Voice in our heart that backs us with massive, unlimited power and courage.”
— Coach Sam Falsafi
“The Voice is so strong that I can overcome anything in my mind when I decide to listen to it.